Chicken Ishtew

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Chicken Ishtew
Main Ingredients Chicken, Fresh coconut
Cuisine Kerala
Course Main Course Chicken
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 26-30 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Chicken Ishtew

  • 800 grams Chicken on bone, cut into 12 pieces
  • 2 cups Fresh coconut scraped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black peppercorns
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons Bengal gram (chana) split
  • 1/2 teaspoon Coriander seeds
  • 4 tablespoons Oil
  • 2 Star anise
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 4 Green cardamoms
  • 1 large Potato cut into 8 pieces
  • 2 medium Carrots cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup Green peas
  • 10-12 Curry leaves
  • 4 Green chillies slit
  • to taste Salt


  1. Soak coconut in two cups of warm water, grind and extract a thick milk and keep aside. Repeat the process two more times but with only one cup water each. Keep the three extracts separately.
  2. Broil the peppercorns, cumin seeds, Bengal gram and coriander seeds on a hot pan, cool and powder it.
  3. Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add the star anise, cinnamon, cardamoms and sauté till the flavour is released.
  4. Add the chicken pieces, potato pieces, carrot cubes, green peas, curry leaves and green chillies. Sprinkle the powdered masala and continue to sauté.
  5. Add the third coconut extract and allow to simmer. Add the second extract and continue cooking till both the chicken and potatoes are cooked.
  6. Remove from fire and add the first extract and salt. Reheat and simmer for a few minutes and serve hot with appams or paranthas.

Nutrition Info

Calories 2700
Carbohydrates 92.8
Protein 227.4
Fat 157.9
Other Fiber Fiber- 52.3gm